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How to remove write protection of USB mass storage with no visible lock/unlock

Question: How to remove write protection of USB mass storage with no visible lock/unlock

I am seeking help either immediate help or as soon as someone gets a chance... please.

I bought a usb flash drive (my laptop recognizes it as a generic usb mass storage device) from the library... cheap I know... anyways I was using it prepairing to restore my pc... I removed it without clicking on the safely remove button and now it says cant remove files because its write protected... and it wasnt before... did I mess it up if not then how do I remove a write protection if I have no lock/unlock switch deal? I scaned it for viruses/malware etc... I can view all the files but cant delete them and I wanted to clear them off so I can use it for another purpose... can anyone help please...

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Answer: How to remove write protection of USB mass storage with no visible lock/unlock

insert the USB device, then

control panel->Admin Tools->Disk Management

Your boot drive will show as C:\ and under
Layout will be Partition
File System will show NTFS

How does your USB show up?

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One of the most annoying ommisions on the X1 Carbon is the lack of mass storage indicator. Certainly in the era of SSD there is no acoustic feedback anymore.  Mass storage, even when it is an SSD is still much slower (and the Samsung in th X1 is about as fast as a HDD) than other equipement in a laptop. It would be good to know if the system is currently is observing a heavy load on mass storage activity. What possibilities are the to see or hear activity of the mass storage in the X1 Carbon?

Answer:Mass storage activity not visible on X1 Carbon

I realize this is a first-world problem but it would be nice to have some sort of indication of SSD activity.

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I want to remove my music from my "phone" after I have copied it to my SD Card. Now it is in duplicate on my cell phone.

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Plzz sir i have in big trouble my usb storage device(USB Mass Storage Device(hp v220w) 8GB hp) is not formate due to some write protect reasons. Please sir give me some solution for this problem

Answer:USB Mass Storage Device(hp v220w) write protect error

The drive could be right protected due to 3 reasons.1. Few devices have a physical lock switch which you need to unlock.2. If it was given from a company or school, they might have customized it.3. The USB device has gone bad and needs replacement. There are few third party software available on internet which you could try but I dount that would resolve the issue.

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As the title says, I can't write to my SD card because it has write protection enabled, even though I did not enable it.

It just suddenly happened. The lock slider is not set to lock. I've tried some methods around the net but none of them worked.

Some people have suggested this :








  
Quote: Originally Posted by TomsHardware


Is there a small tab that can be moved a little bit to unlock the card?

If the card does not have a write protect tab, then it is probably a software issue. Try this:

open Regedit and navigate to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies
If there is a WriteProtect key (REG_DWORD) then
1 = Write Protect On
0 = Write Protect Off

If there is a 1, then change the 1 to 0 to disable write protection.


However it seems my system does not have a "StorageDevicePolicies" entry in the registry. I can get down to "Control" before hitting a brick wall on that method.

Thanks in advance.

- Alex

Answer:SD Card Write Protection is enabled - Lock slider not set.

Nevermind, it appears that there's physical damage to the card reader. The casing around the reader has cracked up and stuff.

Just another repair I'll have to get done in the states when I return.

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Got a 8 gb usb that doesnt show up in "my computer" in my acer netbook. It does show up in device manager as "mass storage". When I click this, it says the drivers are not installed. When I try to install or update drivers, it says "the best driver is already installed for this device" This same usb does work in other laptops, but in device manager it shows up as "usb mass storage". Other 8 gb usbs also work in this acer netbook and they also show up as "usb mass storage". For some odd reason this one 8 gb usb does not work on just the acer netbook and shows up as "mass storage" instead of "usb mass storage". Any ideas how to fix this? Everything laptop is windows 7

Answer:Difference btwn mass storage & USB mass storage Definition

"It would take a while to get 8 gb of data out of the usb"It shouldn't take too long, just make a folder on your hard disk and copy/paste the whole lot into it. Then you can format the flash drive on another computer. If it then works properly you just copy/paste the contents of the folder you saved back into the flash drive.I'm assuming we are right that this is a "flash (or pen)" drive - a small stick, as it is only 8 GB. This sort of thing:http://www.bestbuy.com/site/compute...The term USB is general and can mean, for example, a small USB external hard disk or just a reference to the USB socket itself.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanksmessage edited by Derek

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What is that lock icon on my folder and how do I remove it or unlock it ?

Answer:What is that lock icon on my folder and how do I remove it or unlock i

Usually that's an indication of permissions/sharing being set on the folder.
What is the actual folder you are refering to?

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My Vista OS and XP OS computers have an icon or right click command for doing this.

Answer:How do you safely remove a USB mass storage device from Windows 10 OS computer?

10 is similar.
Right or left click on the utility (lower left on the screen)
Choose the connected device and click.
Windows will pop up and say "Disconnected safe to remove"

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hi, I have a strange problem .... a flashing lock/unlock icon (padlock which alternates form locked to unlocked) shows in the middle of my screen. The machine was built a few years back and hasn't changed significantly since then The symptom has just begun today - Sat Aug 6 my time) and only impacts Windows. The Linux install on this machine is unaffected I'm running Windows 7, with Office 7, both activated successfully (also running Open Office and Libre Office which were upgraded last week) I recently changed video card, about 3 weeks back suspect this is related to some sort of Microsoft security issue can't find any references on the web ... cant generate a screen shot (which suggests this is being inflicted by Windows itself) even with bitmap capture eg. snippy the icon is a very basic black and white padlock shape that stays right in the middle of the screen, is partly transparent and is visible no matter what programs are running - full screen games or windows applications I'm at my wits end with this ... no idea what's causing it or how to remove it any advice would be most welcome
 

Answer:Lock/Unlock Icon In Middle Of Screen - HowTo Remove ?

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So my harddrive crashed, I replaced it with one from newegg.com however it had no operating system so I bought windows 10 at best buy, it comes on a 16gig usb 3.0 flash drive. I have it all running good it's just that I want to use this flash drive for personal things but I can't remove the write protection from it, I've tried multiple tutorials and how to videos with no luck. Im running windows 10 home edition, and I do have a laptop running linux mint if you know a Linux program that could handle it for me...thanks in advance.

Answer:Remove write protection

I would keep that drive as it is, USB pendrives are cheap enough and you may need that one to reinstall/repair your windows.
On the other hand, most Linux distros come with some kind of partition manager which should be able to erase any USB unless it has hardware lock.

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I transferred data from my computer to my external hard drive, and when I tried to open the files on the hard drive they were all there but only contained write protected data instead.

Answer:How do you remove write protection

Then presumably you used their backup software. I am none too familiar with their particular software package but maybe you are not supposed to view files on there - just restore them when necessary.If you had no software on the external and manually copied over instead then that would be a different matter - you would expect to be able to view the files.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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I am trying to drop & drag a folder using Pinnacle Expression. 1 CD has some data the other is blank. I cannot copy folders on to them as they are write protected. How do I remove this protection.

Answer:How do I remove the write protection from a CD?

copy the folders to the Hard drive firstNow copy them to disc

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So my harddrive crashed, I replaced it with one from newegg.com however it had no operating system so I bought windows 10 at best buy, it comes on a 16gig usb 3.0 flash drive. I have it all running good it's just that I want to use this flash drive for personal things but I can't remove the write protection from it, I've tried multiple tutorials and how to videos with no luck. Im running windows 10 home edition, and I do have a laptop running linux mint if you know a Linux program that could handle it for me...thanks in advance.

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In my school the computers have been write protected or whatever it's called. IMO it's pretty stupid because we can't transfer any work from and to our USB sticks. Is there a possible way to somehow copy the file from the USB into the HDD?

Answer:How to Remove Write Protection?

this forum will not help you violate school policies. If feel you have a need, contact the schools it administrators.

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I have an 8Gb USB stick that I have tried every which way I can to re-format, but it refuses to co-operate with a message that it is write protected. Searching the web gives a variety of solutions such as registry editing, CMD (as admin) and disk management all to no avail. There's even a PCA solution, but that made no difference either.
I am not sure if it is relevant, but I used the USB as a bootable ISO to install Windows XP on an old laptop. Could that be preventing formatting? I am running Windows 10 on my main machine, but I doubt that would make any difference to the solution (if any).

Answer:Cannot remove USB write protection

Have you had a really close look - usually a tiny switch on one edge or at one end.

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photos in a folder have write-protection on them. All photos taken with same camera same day, some are write protected and some not. I cannot copy to another media. How do remove?

Answer:how do you remove the write-protection on a p

try exploring them by winzip or winrar... just a hit n trial :/

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Several months ago, I burned 4 ISO images onto DVD's with a program called PowerISO PowerISO - Create, Burn, Mount, Edit, Compress, Encrypt, Split, Extract ISO file, ISO/BIN converter, Virtual Drive. Upon my discoveries recently, I realized the sizes of the ISO images were intended to be burned on CD's, not DVD's. I investigated if I could format them, but two problems have showed up in discovery:

1.) When I attempt to format the DVD's, I get a message saying that I can't because they are write-protected.

2.) The DVD's are DVD-R's, a format of DVD that cannot be rewritten.

I have looked online to see if there were any forums on how to remove write-protection on DVD-R's and so far, the only forums I've seen were how to remove it on the specific storage format or OS was that it can be only be possible is if I do it before I burn the files onto the disc.

Even though I used DVD-R's, the write-protection message only appears on the DVD's that I burned the image files onto via PowerISO, regardless of using DVD-R's and not DVD-RW's (a format of DVD that can be rewritten.)

From my knowledge, it appears that I can format DVD-R's that did not have image files burned via PowerISO. Therefore, it has to be related to the image files.

If anybody knows how I can remove the write protection off of the DVD-R's with the files extracted from the image file so I can format them, that would be of great help. Otherwise, I just wasted 18.8 GB of removable storage.

Answer:How do I remove the write protection off of a DVD-R

How Can I Remove the Write-Protection from a DVD-R? | eHow

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I got a Lexar 1 GB Micro SD card and i put in in the adapter and all, but when i try to place music files a box pops up saying, "This disk is write-protected, remove write protection or use another disk"

it won't let me put music, images, or anything on the disk. what do i do????
 

Answer:remove write protection

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no ways explained in the internet helps

Answer:i can't remove write protection from my usb.

What model drive is this?Some have a write protect switch that allows for you to enable/disable write protection. If this drive was one that you got for free with demo software etc on it or one that came from a computer manufacturer with system recovery software on it, then it may be a 1 time write device.I have seen people get the USB sticks at conventions with no intent to use the info that is on them, they then get home and try to format the flash stick and to their surprise it can not be formatted and files cant be deleted from it.If its a flash stick that all of a sudden write protected itself and its not one with write protection switch feature, then the stick is likely damaged and I would copy the data off of it to hard drive etc since it still may read fine, but unable to write to this device because of a failure.

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I have some DVD+RWs that I would like to format but can't because they're write protected. Is it possible to remove the protection so I can format them, and if so, how? Thank you.
 

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Hey I just got my computer yesterday and it was working fine all day but when i turned it on today It wouldn't let me move, edit, save or delete any files in my G:/ drive because it says it is write protected. Is there any way I can remove this write protection?

PS. I have tried a system restore and it didn't help

Answer:remove write protection?

Is your G:\ drive removable?

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Can anyone please tell me how to remove the write protection from a CD-RW?
 

Answer:Remove Write Protection From CD-RW.

try this please

Copy the files off the CD into a temp directory on your hard drive.
Erase the CD-R[W] media. Write the files back onto the CD-R[W] media
but this time do NOT finalize the session so you can add subsequent
sessions to mark files as deleted (the TOC in the new session marks the
old file as deleted but that doesn't physically remove the file but
instead just removes access to it).

If you want the CD-RW (must be writable) to act like a big floppy, you
need to get CD burning software that supports UDF (universal data
format) packet writing, like InCD from Nero or DirectCD from Easy CD
Creator. Click to expand...
 

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I can not send my any files to my pen drive...
When i was sending a file or copying into my pen-drive i always got message "bla..bla..bla..write-protection" and i tried to format that pen drive i still can not do that.
any idea how to remove it?

Answer:How to remove write-protection?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by newbie87


I can not send my any files to my pen drive...
When i was sending a file or copying into my pen-drive i always got message "bla..bla..bla..write-protection" and i tried to format that pen drive i still can not do that.
any idea how to remove it?


Pen drive? could we get some more info on what kind (mfr) it is.

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I need 30,000 songs in one dir. xp say i need to remove write protection it will let me put 12,430 songs in and stops ...I can start a new dir. and it will to it again after 12,430 songs ...I do a entertainment show DJ and Karaoke need this for the program databaseThanks Guys

Answer:please remove the write protection

Memphisdog......  Why is it so important that all 30,000 songs be in the same directory ........ Wouldn't 3 10k directories work ?dl65  

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Hi,
I am not sure if this is the write place to post this message if not then please tell me where to I have a 2GB EMTEC U3 Smart Drive USB Device (PEN DRIVE). It is write protected, I want to remove write protection. Please tell me how to do it. I have tried to look for it on the internet but nothing seems to be working I tried changing registry but that too didn't work. Can't make any changes to the drive.Can't format it cant copy or paste. Please give me a detailed reply with all the possible solutions for this problem.

Thanks,
chinu

Answer:Remove Write Protection (USB Drive)

Have you looked carefully on the sides of your flash for any small levers or a button maybe that can be switched to remove your protection.

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I am not able to access my pendrive. i can't even format it.
it says write protected
i have tried diskpart,regedit, tried formatting in exfat...mostly everything generally avialable in internet.
 
please help...

Answer:cannot remove write protection from pendrive

it have virus which might have made it "write protected".

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Hi everyone,
I was just wondering if anyone knows how to remove write protection from a usb flash drive that doesn't have a write protection slider. The reason why I'm asking about this is because I have a usb flash drive and the write protection just kicked into place and it doesn't have a write protection slider so I don't know how to remove the write protection. Anyone know how to remove the write protection?

Answer:How do I remove write protection from a usb drive?

Is it Bitlocker-To-Go enabled from another computer? I'm saying another computer since you're on Pro and Pro doesn't have it.

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Hi guys,

I have an external hardrive, an elements 300GB (NTFS) WD 3200AAK External USB device.

My problem is that when i try to transfer new files to it, this error message comes up: Remove the write-protection or use another disk.

Now i tried to fix this in the drive's settings but could not find anything like it. I've had it up and running and working perfectly good on my other PC wich runs on windows xp professional, but now that I connect it to my new PC (vista 64) i get the mentioned error message. Should also mention that it did work the first one or two times on my new computer, but suddenly now it doesen't. By the way I haven't changed anything regarding write-protection or anything.

What should I do?

Appreciate all help, thanks.
 

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Using Windows XP Professional when trying to move info to or from a written CD-RW I get a message that the disk is write protected. Remove the protection or use new disk. How do I remove Write Protection?
 

Answer:Remove Write Protection on Disk

normal write operations on a CD-RW are not an option unless the disk has been formatted in UDF (this usually requires nero INCD or adaptec/roxio DirectCD).

if the data have been written onto the disk using regular burn software you cannot delete selected files or folders. you need to erase the cd-rw with your burning software which will delete ALL data on the disk.
 

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Dear sir i have 8GB hp v250w usb .it is write protected. I want to remove write protection. I tried much but all in vain .plz help. I also want to format after write protection is removed. What should i do.

Answer:remove write protection usb 8GB v250w

Dear Papoo, IF you are getting the Read Only error, there is a fix that may correct this.Download USB Flash Driver Format Tool (Ufix-II):http://www.pny.com.tw/index.php?cls=2&mode=downloadYou may need to have 7-Zip installed to extract the .rar file. It is a free download. http://www.7-zip.org/download.htmlExtract "RecoverTool_V2.00.42_M1223 8CE.exe" from the downloaded file and run it.This should fix the problem.

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Hello Everybody,My Iball 4 gb pen drive has become write protected, so i cannot format, add or delete files from it. I confirm that there is no switch to make the protection off.Please let me know if there is any way through which i can remove write protection and use my usb device as i was using before.Thanks & Regards,Yogesh

Answer:Remove write protection on pen drive.

This utility should work: http://files.extremeoverclocking.com/file.php?f=197It will format your drive, so you will loose the data, but it should remove any kind of write protection. So just backup the files first and then try this.

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I got a USB drive from HP with Windows 10 as a recovery. I'm trying to remove the write-protect on it and tried many ways but I cant. Is there a way to do it?

Answer:How to Remove Write-Protection from an OEM USB Drive?

Hi yahanna
Please try this:
Open a command prompt AS ADMIN
type DISKPART press <enter>
type LIST VOLUME press <enter>
type SELECT VOLUME X, where X is the volume number you want to remove the write protect from.
type ATTRIBUTES DISK CLEAR READONLY press <enter>
you will see a prompt that the write protect has been removed
type EXIT press <enter>
That's it and Good luck!

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Somehow in the last few hours my E-drive has become write protected. I don;t know of anything I have done to do this, but of course I have done something.

How do I remove the write protection?

Here is the notification that comes up when trying to save a file to the drive.

Thanks
Don

[IMG]file:///C:/Users/DPN/Desktop/write-protected.PNG[/IMG]

Answer:How do I remove the write protection on my E-drive

  
Quote: Originally Posted by dpnaugle


Somehow in the last few hours my E-drive has become write protected. I don;t know of anything I have done to do this, but of course I have done something.

How do I remove the write protection?


Open "Computer", right click on drive E: and select Properties, choose the Security tab at the top, click on the Edit button, you can change permissions there.

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I have a CD that had the wrong song info on it so I clicked on the album icon and was able to input the correct information for the tracks on the album, then I burned it so I can convert to MP3 to listen to it on my MP3 player, I was able to copy it once to one of my players, but when I tried to copy it a second time, it gives me a message that I cannot copy it cause it is write protected, so how do I remove it?

Answer:How do I remove write protection from an audio CD

The CD will be write protected and there is nothing you can do
the copy on the HDD you can right click select properties and untick Read only. click OK

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I'm trying to copy a file onto a disc and it keeps coming up with the above. What i am doing wrong?

Answer:remove write protection from the disc

What sort of disk?

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I am looking for software to remove write protection which was somehow installed on blank bluray disks while being formatted. There is no data on the disks. I am using Windows 7. The driver and firmware on the bluray drive are current.
 

Answer:Remove Write Protection from Bluray

These are BD-RE discs and not BD-R discs?
What program did you use to format?
 

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how can i remove write protect of my pen drive(transcend 8GB)

Answer:How to remove pen drive write protection

Firstly look for a very small write protect switchfailing that you might have to download a format tool

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My Lexar secure 2 flash drive is now write protected and i need it to work bad! Its memory is full and i need to delete a ton of files but it will not allow.As far as i can tell it has no switch. Is there anyway i can remove the write protection?
 

Answer:How do I remove write protection for Lexar Secure 2

Possibly do a firmware update? See if that can fix the problem.. Otherwise I would think you might need some software that came with the flash drive to turn this protection off.
 

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How to Remove Write Protection on Flash Drive

I have looked up and tried a few ways to remove "Write Protection" and yet still has no effect
Ways I've tried
1iskpart (Windows) Disable
2:Registry Adjustment (Windows)
Still no luck
Please help?
 

Answer:-How to Remove Write Protection on Flash Drive

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Cant write to HDD on win7 keeps saying "the disk is write protected"  Drive is in a removable IDE caddy, I put the drive in a USB caddy and was able to format the drive, but still get the same error when i try to write to it, I took ownership of the drive and it shows me as the owner. The drive was used in XP previously but i no longer have an XP system since upgrading to Win7. I have removed the partition with Paragon drive copy and re partitioned the drive, renamed the drive but still gives the same error.

Answer:how can i remove write protection from a Hard drive

Hello,This problem may happens if the hard drive is corrupted. Try to run the on this disk:1. Click “Start”, and click “Computer”.2. Right-click the problem disk drive, and then click "Properties".3. Click the "Tools" tab, and then, under "Error-checking", click "Check" Now. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
Note: Check for both file errors and physical errors, by selecting both “Automatically fix file system errors” and “Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors”.
4. Click "Start".If on error was found, move to the next steps:1. Click start, type in regedit to open registry edit.2. Navigate to the following registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control Right click on control and create new key. Name it as StorageDevicePolicies . (Copy and paste it from here if possible) Now click on StorageDevicePolicies and in right side pan right click and select create new dword and name it as WriteProtect. Double click on it and set its value to 0.Thomas77

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I just purchased a microSD card for my phone. When I went in to copy data from my old card to the new card, a message was displayed that read:

The disk is write-protected. Remove the write-protection or use another disk.

I went into the registry to see if I could fix this via a registry key, and that did not work.

So how can I fix this? Any thoughts? It is a SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-1 card. It is a 200 GB Class 10 card.

Any help is appreciated. Thank you.
 

Answer:How to remove write protection from a microSD card

Most of the time there is a tiny little slider on the SD card, which is the write protection activator. See if yours has one, if so slide it in the opposite direction.
 

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I just replaced my HP printer with an Epson Artisan 835, but now I can't edit my SD card (out of my Kodak camera) while inserted into the printers SD card slot. I can't rename the pictures or do any editing like cropping, brightness, etc. I used to be able to do these edits with this same SD card within the HP printer, so I don't know if it's an Epson printer issue or some type other issue. I get an error message that says that "The disk is write protected. Remove the write protection or use new disk." SO........I checked the switch on the side and made sure it was in the "up" position and not locked. Still got the same write protection error message, though. I used the switch in each position and none made any difference..........

Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Solved: Cannot Remove Write Protection on SD Card

The write protection is within the reader itself. The tab on the card makes contact inside the reader. Make sure the tab is not loose. Try it with the tab moved just slightly off the lock position.

Now, I don't know if the reader is at fault, or Epson doesn't allow writes to the card while in the printer. Check all the preferences in the printer software, for anything related to Read/Write.

Can you Print from the card?
Can you copy these files to a folder on your hard drive?

That is the usual way of processing images. You don't want to edit your only copy of an image.(no backup)

Get a second card and try it.

moper
 

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I have windows 7 and a HDD with 3 partitions. Today while I was trying to move a file I noticed one of my partitions was write protected.
After searching online, I noticed many of the solutions are to use cmd/diskpart, but I am not sure if that is a safe choice considering I do not want to lose any data on my partition. Is there a way to remove write protection without losing data? Or is diskpart safe to use?

Answer:How can I remove write-protection on my HDD without losing any files?

I don't have all the answers except to say that there's a reason that it's write protected and although I have never tried to get into one of those partitions, I have deleted them many times when reusing an old/used hard drive.
I don't know what your reason might be but if I had to try to get in, I'd try it with Linux, which has no respect for Windows rules and regulations, therefore it may give you access to the contents without damaging them.

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Answer:the disk is write-protected remove the write-protection or use another disk.

You'll have to provide more information than that for anyone to be able to help you.

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I have a simple question to which I cannot get a simple answer.

I went to My Computer (XP), double clicked on my MP3 Player drive icon,
double clicked on the Internet Storage icon and then came to several folders, including the Music folder. I double clicked on Music folder and several sub folders came to the screen including a PLAYLISTS FOLDER. The problem is that the Playlists folder has several files which I did NOT create, labelled Playlist (1), (2) and (3).

I deleted Playlist (1) with no problem, however, when I went to delete Playlist (2) and Playlist (3) a message came up that it:

" cannot be deleted because it is write protected. Remove the write protection".

Another terrific Microsoft message which doesn't tell you what to do, which is why I will shortly install Linux on my computer.

I tried to get help in the "help" file, which is generally useless. It is not even listed in the glossary under "write protection" how to do this.

I went to the "help" file in Microsoft Word. It says to select the tools menu and click the option which says remove write protection. The only problem, is that this seems to only apply to this word processor, because when I click "tools" on the menu above the above folder opened in My Computer, there is no such option.

I clicked on "properties" for the folder.....no option there either.

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Answer:How do I remove "write protection" from a sub folder on a drive in My Computer?

Well...what you describe is unusual...and Microsoft has nothing to do with the manner in which a manufacturer sets up the native folders on an .mp3 player.

My experience with such folders (any and all) is that they are deleteable, like any other file.

If the folders cannot be deleted in either normal or safe mode...I would simply do firmware update. Should be avaiable at website of player maker.

You could also try a product like Revo Uninstaller.

You could also entertain the idea that...the folders may be viewed that way because of some problem with the drive (such as bad sectors) and try to run the chkdsk /r command on the player from My Computer/Properties.

Louis

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I want to remove the write protection on a WD external hard drive. I think the problem started when a particular letter was assigned to the that drive. Another person had a similar problem and he solved it by changing the drive properties to USB enumerator. However, I can't figure out how to do that.

Can someone explain what this is and how to change the drive properties to USB enumerator? Or else how to unassign the drive letter for this hard drive?

Thanks.

Answer:[SOLVED] How to remove write protection on a WD external drive

Take ownership of the files inside the drive. Windows 7 Take Ownership & Grant Permissions to Access Files & Folder
To enumerate the drive, you would have to edit the registry, we do not suggest this.

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My removable disk has been write protected i dont know what to do it says that' this happens with write protection device/media or when when bitlocker group policy settings prohibit writd access to non encrypted removable drives' kindly hepl me

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Sometimes, you will come across a USB pen drive or an SD Card that simply does not let you write any new content onto it. Windows will tell you that the storage device is write protected even though you have not done anything to make it so. There is a switch that does make a drive write protected and for those who didn’t know about this, this is what you need to do.
The Switch
The switch as we’ve mentioned locks the drive such that one cannot carry out any write actions on it. You can still read the files on the drive however. This switch when set to locked, will keep the files on the drive safe from deletion and an accidental format. At times, you might be able to hit the delete operation, but the next time you check, the files will still be there. In some cases, the storage device might be actually broken physically or corrupted and in those cases, nothing can be done, however, in any other case, there are ways around the problem.

Regedit.exe is the executable software you will need for this and it runs on any version of Windows XP or later. Just type regedit in the search bar of the start menu and it should appear right at the top as the first option. It looks a lot like the File Explorer and therefore, you can use the left pane and navigate to “Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies “. Once there, double click on the WriteProtect value. Now, you can change the... Read more

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please help me to remove write protection from my HP v112b USB Flash Drive 

Answer:Remove write protection from HP v112b USB Flash Drive

pranjalm2 wrote:please help me to remove write protection from my HP v112b USB Flash Drive Try this & see if it works, : Go tohttp://www.pny.com.tw/index.php?cls=2&mode=download Download "USB Flash Driver Format Tool (Ufix-II)", may have to rename the downloaded file to have a .rar extension. Extract "RecoverTool_V2.00.42_M1223 8CE.exe" from the downloaded file and run.  thanks,

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How to remove write protection from sandisk pen drive in windows 7Please help!

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i'm trying to copy files to an SD card but it is saying it is write protected. it isn't, it's brand new. i'm using windows xp.
i tried to format it with my camera, which worked. I then formatted in om computer and copied files over (to use on a DS lite) but they files weren't can't be read by the ds.
i tried to add further files but computer is again saying that it is write protected.
what can i do to solve this problem?
thansk
 

Answer:Remove write protection from SD Micro adapter or SD card

Some times there is a button on the SD Card and that wirte protects are you sure the button is not casuing this problem?
 

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When i used my 2GB micro sd card to save my personal data it automaticlly became write protected. I can't make any change in it even it is not formatted due to write protected error and I can't change its attributes also. I have tried many ways like command prompt, registry and format it though disk management but can't. Please give me a simple and authentic way to remove its write protection. Please help me..

Answer:Remove read only write protection on micro sd 2GB memory card

Hello Talhaayyan,

Usually a micro SD card will have a write protection switch on the side of it like below that you move up or down to turn write protection on or off.



Hope this helps,
Shawn

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When I used my 2GB micro sd card to save my personal data it automaticlly became write protected. I can't make any change in it even it is not formatted due to write protected error and I can't change its attributes also. I have tried many ways like command prompt, registry and format it though disk management but can't. Please give me a simple and authentic way to remove its write protection. Please help me..

Answer:Remove read only write protection on micro sd 2GB memory card

Turn the Lock switch to off on the card.

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I have tried either via the onboard SD card reader or USB card reader to format/delete data from a 8GB micro sd.
Have tried all the standard procedures using a SD formatter program and all the various Dos commands via Attributes and Diskpart etc without success.
My version Win7 Home 64bit.
I have followed this thread " http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/7710dab8-863a-44d0-93ad-dfe93aa3af2a/unable-to-writedelete-data-on-external-usb-disk-in-windows-7"
I have installed a download for gpedit which my Win7 home had not installed as standard. Followed instructions as "http://www.askvg.com/how-to-enable-group-policy-editor-gpedit-msc-in-windows-7-home-premium-home-basic-and-starter-editions/"
Having checked for "Computer Configuration -> Administrative
Templates -> System -> Removable Storage Access", this not being listed.
My 'Microsoft Manage Console' gives no listing of 'Removable Storage' in Remove/Add Snap view. 
So in 'Group Policy Edit' to change the 'Removal Disk' settings to Disabled is not seen.
"Removable Disks: Deny execute access
Removable Disks:  Deny read access
Removable Disks:  Deny write access

Double-click each one and select the 'Disabled'
radio button."
What have I done wrong.

thanks

Answer:Unable to remove 'read only' or 'write protection' in micro SD card.

Since other removable devices are working fine, group policy-like setting is not in use. And if you are using a microSD to SD card adapter, make sure the lock switch is not enabled; also make usre the lock switch does not enable automatically when you insert
it to the card reader (loose switches tend to show this behaviour).
If none of these suggestions able to solve the issue, take it to the nearest service center of the microSD card manufacturer and report the issue. The card will be replaced with a new one, since these memory devices carry a lifetime warranty. Refer the manufacturer
support terms and conditions about warranty claims for more information.Balaji Kundalam

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friends, i am facing a problem with my sandisk cruzer swich 16 gb pen drive. when i try to format/manage or delete as well as install some files, it stop working and says " the disk is write protected"[recovering disk space, attachment deleted by admin]

Answer:how to remove write protection mode of ntfs type usb pendrive

If you have tried in multiple computers, the drive is probably faulty. Try procedure herehttp://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/storage/3456666/how-format-write-protected-flash-drive/

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I'm running 32 bit Microsoft XP Home, SP3
The Thumb is a 32gb Kingston DataTraveler

An AVI file was somehow corrupted when I moved it to my thumb drive. Whenever I tried to delete it, I just got an alert that it was corrupt and unreadable (I can't remember the exact error) and then my computer would freeze and I would have to hard restart.
The thumb is in FAT32 format so the hard restart is what I think caused further problems. When it reboots, my computer runs a check disk on the thumb drive "for consistency" and reports that the AVI is corrupt. I tried to reformat the thumb which just caused a crash and now when I try to modify its contents or name it says it can't because it's write protected.

Things I've tried:

Found quick tutorial on how to modify registry value to disable write protection. I had to create the folder "StorageDevicePolicies" Under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>SYSTEM>CurrentControlSet>Control>, then clicked on WriteProtect and set the value from 1 to 0. I clicked on a download in the tutorial that installed the folder. This worked but I was still unable to deal with the corrupt files. I tried to reformat again, it crashed, and now it is write protected again and changing the registry value doesn't help.

I included a screen cap of the StorageDevicePolicies folder contents, so if you know what you're doing please take a look at it.

After that I tried setting the value to 1 while the tumb was connected, ejecting the thumb, resta... Read more

Answer:Can't remove write protection or corrupt files from thumb drive

safe mode Unlocker didn't work

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Hi, I used window at home but my school is mac so I had to format to use it for PC and Mac and I used exFat, I did format quite a few times because I'm not sure which format is good and I am very bad at IT stuffs.
Now I am using it on my window vista and tried to copy things into it, it says write protection. I googled and tried out the diskpart thing but it doesn't work when it says successful. Is there any other method? Please help me out! I'm stucked! I can't delete
or put in anything.
Also I'm using a WD 2 TB hard disk. The things were put in Mac before i formatted and put it back into hard disk after format. I hope my hard disk is not corrupted after so many formats.

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  hey bro help me solve this problem. I m unable to remove usb write protection from my flash drive in win7 using given solution. what should i do please suggest as fast as u can

Answer:unable to remove usb write protection frrom my sandisk flash drive in windows 7

Using given solution? Is url reference missing that you meant to include?As far as this flash drive goes... I would backup the contents of it to a hard drive or another flash drive before making any attempts to make it read/write enabled again.Then once you have backed up the data on it, delete the partition on this drive if allowed. Then create a new partition and format that partition. But with write protection enabled you might not be able to do this. However if the flash drive is simply corrupt you may be able to delete the partition and create new and format fresh.Given the price of flash drives these days I wouldnt spend too much trouble with trying to fix it. Some flash drives when they fail internally no longer accept write requests, and your lucky that they will even read.I am assuming that this USB flash drive doesnt have a slide switch like some USB flash drives have to make them write protected.

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7 Month old HP Win7 6gb x64 machine. Keyboard and mouse drivers unaffected.USB Mass storage device properties messagewith driver check on:"Windows cannot verify the digital signature for the drivers required for this device."with driver check off:Tells me drivers are corrupt or missing.Search show diver where it should be: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\usbstor.sys (also usbfilter.sys).Used the HP Recovery Manager to restore factory setting for USBStor.sys, it indicates it is successful but no changeon reboot, still cannot use flash drives, SD cards, external HDs. Units work find on my laptop.Called HP 4 times, after extensive troubleshooting each time, following their instructions, go to hp.com/go/instant, get screen saying request has been received. Each time tech tells me he cannot find my request.After a while, read 2 hours, told they need to talk to supervisor, will call me back, KISS OF DEATH, never hear from them.So can I fix this or am I going to have to pay for repairing a seven month old HP?Or am I going to have to buy yet another pc?

Answer:USB Mass Storage Device will not recognize external storage devices

Nobody has a clue, huh?
I guess I am the only one ever to have this happen!
Ok, thanks, goodbye.

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Hiii there, I have just locked my personal folder through Priyan's lock but unable to unlock it again. An icon of Control panel is being shown instead of default icon. and when I am opening it, control panel window is shown. What to do? ***email removed*** It will be a great help as this folder contain very important personal documents. Please reply asap.
 

Answer:unlock folder lock protected by priyans lock

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I have a Vista home premium Thirty Two bit on a HP DV Six Thousand laptop.
A few days ago, I have no idea how, but the scroll lock has been turned on. This is also the num lock key. so now my down and right arrows don't work and neither do my number keys, except numbers 6 and 5. Please help. The signs that are doubled up with the number keys don't work either since the num ock is on. This is so frustrating. How can I turn this scroll lock / num lock key off?
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Unlock Scroll lock / Num lock keys on HP DV 6 Thousand

Welcome
How to Activate the Scroll Lock on an HP Pavilion DV6000 Laptop | eHow.com

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so I'm doing the GPT conversion on a laptop booted into windows.
I run /convert /allowfullos
it creates the new partition but from there i get the message saying the disk cannot be written to because it is write protected. Please remove the write protection from the volume in the drive \device\harddiskVolume6
this appears to be the new partition that is created during the conversion.

i've tried using disk part to remove the write protection in the partition but this fails, i doubt the main HD is write protected as then i wouldnt be able to write anything to the C drive.

not sure what else to do here, if i continue the conversion fails and revers back (removes partition)
any ideas?

thank you in advance

Answer:MBR2GPT conversion error "please remove the write protection"

Have you tried it from PE?

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I recently did a system restore to fix a internet related problem, but when Vista reloaded itself some of my programs needed to be reinstalled. But that's not what bothered me. What bothers me is now 90% of my personal files are locked and I have to keep clicking the unlock button every time I want to use them. Is there a program that will scan my PC for locked files and allow me to unlock them in one swoop?
 

Answer:Any program to mass unlock files in Vista?

Outlawstar15a2 said:





But that's not what bothered me. What bothers me is now 90% of my personal files are locked and I have to keep clicking the unlock button every time I want to use them.Click to expand...

Sadly, I'm not familiar with this part of the Vista user interface. :confused

Could you post a screenshot of this in action? That might jog my memory.

If it is what I suspect (NTFS file permissions), then we should have a simple solution for you. If it is something else, hopefully the screenshot will show what it is exactly, and we can make recommendations from there.
 

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I'm trying to save an existing file (that is already on the disc) onto my disc. However, I'm getting a "Cannot copy Cover: The disk is write protected. Remove the write-protection or use another disk." How do I remove the write-protection or at least update and save my exisiting file? Thanks.

Answer:"Remove the write-protection"?

Help...

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Remove Security Protection (Uninstall Guide)​
What is Security Protection ?

Security Protection is a malicious software that will display virus alerts, also known as ?scareware?, claiming malware has been detected on your computer.
The security alerts are professional looking pop-ups and when you click on them, you?re advised to buy this malicious software in order to remove the detected threats.
In reality, none of the issues are real, and are only used to scare you into buying this malicious software and stealing your personal financial information.To make matters worse, this malicious software actually installs malicious code that puts you at risk of attack from additional threats.

You may find this malicious program under the name of :

Malware Protection
Spyware Protection

<div style="background-color:#FBEDED; border: 2px solid #AC6262; padding: 5px; margin-left: 40px;
margin-right: 40px;margin-bottom: 10px;text-align: center;font-size: 14px">As Security Protection is a malicious software which can severely damage your computer, compromise your credit card security and lead to identity theft,you are strongly advised to follow our Security Protection removal instructions below.</div>
Am I infected with Security Protection ?

This is how the main screen of Security Protection looks:

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Security Protection Removal Instructions
(If you experience any problems completing these instruc... Read more

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On Friday our IBM Netvista 2257-33U running XP SP2 crashed. We recently purchased Belkins 3 port Firewire,  Belkin Hi-Speed USB 2.0, Iomega 160 gig external drive and an HP Photosmart printer.All was working fine until Friday.  On Friday after AVG completed it's update and test I was asked to reboot, so of course I did. The harddrive did not come back up. Had to start using the boot disk and ran scandisk which found 266 bad sectors out of 2 million. Since Friday afternoon we have not been able to get the pc to recognize the USB, printer, or external drive. Of course the external drive has our backup on it. My husband was so frustrated he went yesterday and bought a new Western Digital 200 gig internal drive in hopes that this will cure the harddrive issues, but I still am unable to get the USB issue resolved. The external drive is connected to the usb so the computer does not recognize the drive at all. I ran the BIOS Wizard per other posts in this forum. When I click on the link to update the BIOS it opens that window but get the error that the program will be shut down when I click on check BIOS. (Never buy your pc through the IBM employee site...POS)  I have not installed the new internal harddrive as of yet. Was hoping to get the external drive working to back up XP sp1 that is currently embedded on the pc but I cannot get the usb to be recognized or the drive. Since the only backup that we could restore to was from Jan. 2003 we did not have sp2 loaded. Whe... Read more

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Question: usb mass storage

hi all , i purchased a media player which allows you to plug directly into tv etc to watch films or pics.. i installed an 80 gb harddrive into it, and connected it to a usb plug on my computer to copy films etc to it ..BUT the computer says that the usb mass storage device is working properly ... ALL GOOD ..i expected it to be in view when i went into my computer as another harddrive , but cannot find the bloody thing...so does any one know where i might be able to find it ,,thanks.. running win xp pro..

Answer:usb mass storage

Have a look in Devices, see if you can find it among the USB items.

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Question: USB mass storage

HI I have got a Fuji finepix F810 camera but when I plug it in I get found new hardware message, but cannot install because of hardware problems. This device was working fine for two years until this problem, has anyone any idea. Thank you.

Answer:USB mass storage

Sorry but also when I plugged in a usb hub it said it was a mass storage device and came up with the same hardware found box

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Question: mass storage

I am using Lumia 930 and my PC is windows 8.1.  I want to mount my phone as a USB mass storage device. How to enable it?

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Question: usb mass storage

hi. you've probably seen this before but i'm new here so i'll just post it again. i have this memory stick: it's a 4GB cruezer, ready-boost compatible but i use it to transfer files from one computer to another. it worked until 2 days ago and now, all of a sudden, my systems don't recognise it anymore. i have both vista and xp and it works with neither of them. at first i thought it was the drivers but can that be the reason on both my rigs? i haven't tried much and i'm open to any suggestion. thanks in advance for your help. daniel

Answer:usb mass storage

Do you here any sound when you plug it in? Like the USB connection sound, but slightly different?

If not, then worst case scenario is it might have died. Happened to mine a couple of months ago. They are fragile and can get zapped easily with things like an ESD.

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Question: USB mass storage

Windows xp SP3
32 bit
Intel celeron R 1.7 ghz
mother board Abit BD7 II

Hi, and thanks in advance.

I have been searching hard for this USB mass storage device driver. Just staring at my device driver window with that yellow ( ! ) has given me an empty void in my life that needs to be filled.

And believe me it's even tougher to find on Google. I've run into false files claiming to be the driver. My usb slot has been treating me like crap for a heck of a long time now. It's time it to meet its maker. So Alas i have given up and decided to ask the pros for some help. Can you help me with this issue?
 

Answer:USB mass storage

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Does anyone know of any adapters for memory cards of any kind that will allow a normal computer to access the card through a floppy drive without any extra software or drivers?I have been told that sony made a FDD to memory stick adapter but they no longer do.Thanks

Answer:Mass Storage Through FDD

click hereThe floppy adapter is still Available here.

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I've been trying to download pics from my digital camera for a few months now. The pc acts like the USB cord is not plugged in. When I go to intall new hardware it doesn't find the Camera plugged in and try to install it on its own like I believe it should. (I may be wrong.) So anyway, I go to add/troubleshoot USB Mass Storage and it says: This device is not present, is not working properly, or does not have all its drivers installed. (Code 24). So, what am I doing wrong? It worked fine until one day the USB cord was unplugged. (At least I THINK that's what caused all this crap.)
Pleaaaseeeeeee help me!!!
 

Answer:USB Mass Storage Gone..where did it go!!?

Unplug ALL USB devices.
Open Device Manager.
View, Show Hidden Devices.
Uninstall all devices under USB Controllers.
Uninstall all devices under Storage Volumes. Say no to any reboot prompts until you are finished. Also, if a Storage Volume doesn't uninstall, ignore it and move to the next one.
If you have a yellow ? with unknown devices, uninstall all of the entries there as well.

When this is done, reboot TWICE.

Reconnect the USB devices and see if they're recognized properly.
 

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Question: USB mass storage

I was using a USB 256mb Massa Storage to transfer files, all of a sudden the computer cannot see the device. In the Device Manager, Universal serial bus controllers it stated "Unkown device", this also happens with other mass storage devices. Could somebody please help geet the computer to re-recognise the devices.
 

Answer:USB mass storage

Unplug ALL USB devices.
Open Device Manager.
View, Show Hidden Devices.
Uninstall all devices under USB Controllers.
Uninstall all devices under Storage Volumes. Say no to any reboot prompts until you are finished. Also, if a Storage Volume doesn't uninstall, ignore it and move to the next one.
If you have a yellow ? with unknown devices, uninstall all of the entries there as well.

When this is done, reboot TWICE.

Reconnect the USB devices and see if they're recognized properly.
 

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Question: USB mass storage

Hi,
I have windows 7 enterprise edition. Couple of days back I had plugged in external harddisk and after I am done with that, I did not find "Safely Remove...." icon on the tray. Normally if I can not stop the harddisk, (even if all the apps and windows are closed), I go to sleep mode, remove the harddisk and wake the OS up. But last time I tried something different. I disabled the USB Mass storage (I read this some where on the net and they said to enable it after removing the disk) device under device manager. But I can not see that icon/device back in the list to enable it back.
Now if I plug in my harddisk OS won't do anything. If I plug other devices like USB mode, it works fine. How can I re-enable it back ? I tried to search , but could not find a solution (there was one solution for XP, as it was registry stuff not sure whether the same works for 7). I tried penyuusb, but due to some problem it is not getting activated (free software).

Can someone please help me ?

Thanks
Naveen

Answer:USB mass storage

Hello naveenpn and welcome to Seven Forums.

See if you can rename the drive.

W7 Tip - Missing external USB drives

Find Your Missing USB Drive in Windows 7 & Vista - How-To Geek

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If I have lots of files (more than 70) on a DVD-RW. Windows takes ages to read the disk and be ready to access the files.

Is there an optimum way of doing this that makes Windows happier?

I update the files fairly regularly.

I do have DVD buring software. (In any case, if I use Windows to update the disk, it finalises the disk.)

I remember with earlier versions of Windows using a UDF reader, and then there was no speed problem.

Answer:Using DVD-RWs for mass storage

I am not sure I understand what yu are asking. I think you are asking about using DVDs for backups. If that is correct, I would suggest investing in an external hard drive. They are relatively cheap right now and all of the information is in one place. I have 4 externals and use them daily. Redundancy of backups is the key. esata and USB 3.0 if you have them are great and much faster.
If you decide to go that route, look into using microsoft sync toy. Once you set it up, just push the run button and it will syncronize any folder or entire hard drive you want. I use it for my user folder. Best of all, it's free.

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Question: USB Mass Storage

We recently purchased a FujiFilm FinePix 1300 digital camera. This camera uses USB Mass storage to access the smartmedia. As of this writing, I have installed and un-installed the driver countless times in any type of boot that I could come up with! No matter what is running, be it my few startup programs or just SysTray and Explorer, the computer ALWAYS locks up tighter than a drum whenever we try to access the camera. So tight that I have to overide via the power button to shut down. I'm running a HP Pavilion 6630, 256MB ram, Win98se. This is really frustrating! As I was successful the first try at installing it on my HP pavilion 4430 at work. It ran like a charm!And I might mention, that program wise, this computer and mine at work are almost identical in the installed programs. I use my home machine for work also!

Anyone have any ideas before I throw in the so called proverbial towel, and return the camera for a Sony????
Thanks!
 

Answer:USB Mass Storage

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I am a member of a family business, and we have begun to take our business a bit more seriously. We are looking into a way to hold all of our information into one central area. I have never had a need for anything like this, so I have no idea what to look for. Do I want a server or do I just want something that sits under a desk at my home? Do I want the server at my house or is there a place that will store servers for us? Any tips and information would be great.

Answer:Looking for a mass storage device

The answer really depends on how 'serious' you are and your budget. It also depends on your storage needs (do you need 1tb or 10tb of data?).

If you want to go cheap you can create a file server running server 2012. You can do this by building / buying a beefy desktop and have a RAID controller in it with a RAID 5 or 10 configuration. This would be the cheapest enterprise solution. You would essentially install server 2012 on a RAID 1 configuration on local storage, then I would install your drives that will storage your data off the RAID controller. This solution, including the license for windows will probably run around 1500 to 3000. The Standard version of 2012 will run around 650 alone. Then another grand or more for the hardware.

The more expensive but serious setup would be using a SAN like a Dell Equallogic to accomplish this. the Equallogic is a device with dozens of drives in it configured in a RAID configuration. It's nice because it makes management easy, if you lose a drive you get an alert and the device will automatically rebuild the array. Opposed to the first solution i said, you would have to rebuild that array yourself. EqualLogic PS6500 Series | Dell

A SAN solution is going to cost you

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I think I need a mass storage device to transfer my documents, photos etc., so I can format my computer and reload the original settings. Are there good ones and bad ones to be had ?. Thank you in advance for your advice. Cheers

Answer:Mass Storage Device - I would like one !

How much data are we talking here a rough guesstimate will be fine as this could cost you 69p or 60 depending on the amount and the format.

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I need the hard drive controller drivers for the Lenovo R500 so I can install them on a boot disk to boot to our images. Does anyone have these drivers? The model number is 2716WMF.Thank you.

Answer:Mass Storage Drivers

The drivers you need can be found on this matrix: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-70439.html Click on the word "Hard Drive" to anchor down the page and download the "Hard drive Firmware Update Utility" and the correct "Intel Matrix Storage Manager" driver for your OS.  Note: If you have a non OEM version of Windows, you must enter the BIOS (F1 at boot) and change the sATA drive mode from "AHCI" to "Compatibility" mode (Config -> sATA -> Compatibility) , otherwise you will keep getting at blue screen at boot. Let me know if this helps. Thank you, Mark 





 Do NOT PM me with technical issues. Post in the forum for assistance. Thanks

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Recently downloaded a Verizon 4G LT# USB Modem for wireless internet. Worked fine for a week or so. Now, I get two messages. "Windows needs to install software for your mass storage controller or your device will not be detected." Second message, "Another computer on this network has the same IP address as this computer. Contact network administrator."

This is a home laptop.
 

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When I insert the Micro Sd card into the USB adapter and insert the adapter, the Explorer sees it as a Removable Disc (F)
then asks me to insert a disc, or format a disk.  The device driver through control panel shows USB Mass Storage Device, and the driver is working properly.

It worked properly earlier in the day, but now it doesn't.

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Hello All,

Toshiba Satellite M305-S49052
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Just did a clean Retail install of W7 on this laptop. Everything is perfect except for the enclosed snip of device manager, showing the issue with the Mass Storage Controller.

All windows updates done 100% and I looked over all the drivers and software for the Vista and 7 installs on this machine, and I`m coming up empty, or just missing something. And of course it seems it did not come with any driver cds.

Would it be a driver that installs itself if you were to connect an external hard drive, other then a usb flash drive ? Because they all install and work fine.

Any insight, suggestions ?

Thanks, Brian

Answer:Mass Storage Controller

Card reader possibly.

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I have a Genesys usb mass storage unit. I have the Vista driver and it's been installed properly. The problem is that it doesn't show up as a drive under my "computer."

I have tried to update the driver, uninstall and re-install and it still won't show up. It does show up in the "safely remove hardware" window and the device manager.

Answer:USB Mass Storage Device

Try these.... they are harmless steps...
1:stop plug and play service in services.msc and restart it... then,
2:start->right click on "computer"-> left click on manage-> on L.H.S. click on storage, click on disk management...on the R.HS. check in disk management if that USB drive shows up as unallocated space. If yes, reply to this post.

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I recently bought a new Dell XPS 600 and after a few days it now shows four removable discs installed under my computer's "Devices with Removable Storage" section. I have no clue what these are... they are listed next to both my DVD drives as... Removable disk F:, Removable Disk G:, Removable Disk H: and Removable Disk I: Can anyone please tell me what these are? When i use the Safely Remove Hardware it shows these 4 together as USB Mass Storage Device. Thank You!

Sanfus Barron
 

Answer:USB Mass Storage Device???

Sounds to me like you've got a memory card reader on that machine...and or one built in to your printer.

patio.
 

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i have a Gateway 7803u notebook
WIndows 7 64-bit

specs are




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Processor Intel? Core?2 Duo T6400 Mobile Processor1 (2.0GHz, 800MHz FSB, 2MB L2 Cache)8
Operating System Genuine Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium (64-bit) with SP12 Memory 4096MB 667MHz DDR2 Dual Channel Memory (2 x 2048MB Modules)9
Hard Drive 500GB 5400RPM SATA hard drive Color Premium Design with synthetic leather palm rest, black polished keyboard surround and deep, rich Jet Black finish
Wireless Network Intel? WiFi Link 5100 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N Wireless10
Adapter AC Adapter
Application Software Microsoft? Works 9.0, Microsoft? Money Essentials & Microsoft? Office Home and Student 2007 (60-day complimentary trial period)4
Battery 6-Cell Lithium Ion 48.84 Whr (2.2AHr)
Chassis Chassis with Intel? Graphics Media Accelerator 4500 with up to 1759MB of Dynamic Video Memory and Intel? GM45 Express Chipset9
Digital Media Software Microsoft? Windows Media Player 11, Cyberlink? Power2 Go?, & Cyberlink? LabelPrint?
Dimensions (Box) 13" (H) x 17" (W) x 6" (D) or 330mm (H) x 431.8mm (W) x 152mm (D) Dimensions (System) 1.3"-1.70" (H) x 15.2" (W) x 10.4" (D) or 33-44mm (H) x 387mm (W) x 264mm (D)
Display 16" High-Definition Widescreen WXGA Display (1366 x 768) True 16:9 Aspect Ratio11
Expansion Slots ExpressCard? Type 54 External Ports (4) USB 2.0, VGA Connector, HDMI V1.3 Connector
Keyboard and Mouse Full-Size K... Read more

Answer:Mass Storage Device

i also tried to reinstall the Intel_Matrix_v.8.5.0.1032_Vista_all drivers from gateway

they will install

i will restart, it will locate the drive as plugged into usb. it will show that its installing drivers

then said there was problem installing

and the yellow exclamation is back

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I need some help with this device. I'm not even sure what it is, but so far everything seems to be working with my clean install of 7 from XP. thanks in advance

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Answer:Mass storage controller

In the future (and I am speaking to general public here), please copy and paste this information instead of using a screenshot.

I'll see what I can do. It's an Acer 6in1 card reader I think.]

x64 or x86?

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On my tool bar at the bottom of the screen there is a safely remove hardware icon. When I select it takes me to screen that gives me 2 selections to safely remove hardware. One is my printer and the other is USB mass storage device. When I highlight either it shows me the device name again and says at location 0.
" HP Photosmart 3100 series at location 0"
" USB mass storage device at location 0"

Why is the icon there to give me the option of removal? Should I remove? What is the term "mass storage device referring too?

Thank you
 

Answer:Usb mass storage device

Your printer probably has a sdcard slot on it. You can remove the memory card from your camera and put the card directly into the printer and print pictures directly from it. No need to bother to remove it or shut it down.
 

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Hi All,

Been using the new Windows 7 for a week or so now, everything is great! But i have one big issue. Every time i plug in a USB pen drive or my tomtom device, a window appears with a message saying that the device drivers can not be installed. When i click on the ballon message it just displays the device followed by a red X and 'Failed'

I have tried many usb mass storage devices and i still have the same issue.

Can anyone help???

Thank you for your time.

Gareth

Answer:USB Mass Storage Device

Sounds like you have some issue involving "uppers filters" and USB ports and devices. Do any USB devices work well?

You could Google that and try to find an answer or how to edit the registry to repair it. I'd tell you but I forget where to look in the registry to do this.

In any case, if you attempt, set a restore point before.

Try a Windows Update while device(s) is/are attached. See if they need a drive letter assigned in disk management.

If not, pick your favorite one and right click on it in the device manager. Properties. Details tab. Change dropdown to hardware ids. Copy and paste results here. No screenshots as alternative, please.

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I installed XP pro on IBM Netvista machine. The machine will see mass storage devices (Flash Memory, external Hard Drive and Ipod) and assign a drive letter to it. But when I try to view the data through My Computer, it says the the device needs to be reformated. When I view the mass stoage device through Disk Management, it says it's unreadable.

I know it's not the mass storage devices, becuase they work on my Vista and XP home machines with no problems.

Any idea's on why my XP pro machine cannot read and see the data on my mass storage devices?
 

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